Celebrating World Science Day for Peace and Development
November 10th is World Science Day for Peace and Development and has been celebrated since 2001. The 2016 celebration seeks to emphasize the importance of science centers and museums to foster science communication. One of its goals is also to support teachers who are making children excited about science and are encouraging them to use their creativity to make a positive impact on the world. Furthermore, this day can be especially useful for inspiring young women to enter STEM fields, seeing as they are vastly underrepresented in these careers.
On this day, let us renew the worldwide commitment of the 1999 UNESCO-ICSU World Conference on Science in Budapest to using science for purposes of peace and development.
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